The Sturgeon Point Union Church community is grateful that we gather on the traditional territory of the Michi Saagiig and the lands included in the Williams Treaty and Treaty 20.
Since 1888, the church is found in the heart of the Village of Sturgeon Point, in the Kawartha Lakes region of Ontario. It is a vital part of village life, a beautiful heritage building used for worship services, baptisms, weddings, and funerals, concerts, plays, films, community talks and meetings. The church supports a number of charities, which in turn support the needs of a wider community. All are welcome to join us on summer Sundays at 10:30am for worship service and all are welcome to rent the space for special occasions.
We gratefully accept tax-deductible donations via cheque (to Sturgeon Point Union Church, 43 Irene Ave, Fenelon Falls ON K0M 1N0) or by e-transfer ([email protected]) Please refer to the weddings and events tab for further information.
2023 Summer Services
July 2, 10:30 a.m
The Rev Ron Wallace was the minister to St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Lindsay, from 1989 to 2003. Now retired, Ron has been active in steering many local organizations including Community Care Kawartha Lakes, Kawartha Lakes Food Source, Kawartha Lakes Hospice, the Granaraska Hiking Trail and the Pastoral Care Committees at Ross Memorial and Victoria Manor.
July 16, 10:30 a.m
The Rev Cathy Gibbs is the Adult Education Minister at Christ Church Deer Park, Toronto. Cathy taught secondary school for 32 years in a variety of subject areas, finishing her career as the Head of a Special Needs Department. Following her ordination, she served as the chaplain of The Bishop Strachan School for thirteen years.
July 23, 10:30 a.m
Debbie Sherwin has been leading services at our church for many summers. A licensed Lay Worship Leader in the United Church, she serves multiple point charges in rural ministries. Debbie has been intricately involved in trying to save the Minden ER and is looking forward to returning to walk the 800km Camino de Santiago in Spain this fall.
July 30, 10:30 a.m
The Rev Karen Hammond Croxell is the Minister at Trinity United Church in Uxbridge. Prior to this position, she was at the Fenelon Falls United Church. Karen began her career in social work and private practice therapy. Karen enjoys traditional rug hooking, painting and swimming.
August 13, 10:30 a.m
The Rev Sylvia Keesmaat is a Biblical Scholar and permaculture farmer, who lives nearby at Russet House Farm in Cameron. She is past Chair of the Bishops Committee on Creation Care for the Anglican Diocese of Toronto and now teaches at Bible Remixed. www.bibleremixed.ca. She is also the co-author, with her husband Brian Walsh, of Romans Disarmed: Resisting Empire, Demanding Justice.
Annual General Meeting to follow service.
August 20, 10:30 a.m
The Rev Rob Oliphant is a United Church Minister who has served congregations in Montreal, Newfoundland, Whitehorse and Toronto. He is currently the Federal Liberal Member of Parliament for the Toronto riding of Don Valley West. Rob currently holds the office of Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs. Rob has preached for many years at the St Pt Church and lead the service in July 2015 to mark our 100th anniversary.
August 27, 10:00 – 11:00 am
Join us for the Sturgeon Point Association (SPA) Annual General Meeting.
October 8, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Join us on Sunday, October 8 for our Thanksgiving Food Drive. Larry Thomas will be there from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Acceptable food items are anything unopened such as canned goods, pasta, KD, cereal, rice, flour, sugar, coffee, tea & etc. Financial donations will also accepted and tax receipts from the Salvation Army will be provided.
All donations (food and financial) will go to the Fenelon Falls Salvation Army’s Food Bank.
We hope to see you there.
Lynne Davis, organist
Please join us for refreshments after the services
Weddings and Events
The Sturgeon Point Union Church makes a stunning setting for any occasion! It is a non-denominational, inclusive space, which means it welcomes all who wish to use it for celebrating life’s great moments.
Here are some answers to frequently asked questions.
When is the church available?
As the church has no heat, weddings and special events can be booked from May through October. Please contact us for availability.
How many guests can it accommodate?
The church can seat 200 guests. It is wheelchair accessible and has a fully accessible washroom facility.
Do I have to use the church’s minister or can I bring my own?
The church has no dedicated minister or officiant, so please bring your own.
Do I have to be a member of the church to be married there?
No, all are welcome!
What is the cost?
The 2023 fee is $350. For 2024 weddings, the fee is $400. There is a $100 non-refundable deposit required when booking, with the balance due four weeks before the wedding date.
Should you have additional questions please contact us.
You are most welcome to see our beautiful church in action any Sunday morning in July and August during 10:30 a.m services or feel free to contact us for a private viewing.